I initially wanted a chicken soup but then I realised I wanted something a bit more substantial. So I created this dish, which I suppose is a hybrid between a tagine and a light stew. I prepared this dish like a tagine in the sense of layering but added more water to it to create a soupy base.
Consuming too much sodium (salt) over a lifetime increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a serious condition that can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and result in a host of medical complications from heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.
My plea is that we develop a major intervention with the next generation of young people who are growing up on a diet of misinformation about food, exercise and looking after their health. We really cannot let this level of bad education continue otherwise we are storing up huge problems as a society and for those individual young people that we care about.
Finally given that coconut oil can reduce appetite and increase fat burning, it makes sense that it can also help you lose weight. Coconut oil appears to be especially effective in reducing abdominal fat, which lodges in the abdominal cavity and around organs.
I'm a registered dietitian and run an Early Years' nutrition project working with tens of thousands of under 5s in the UK. And I'm sick and tired of Yummy Mummies bringing their fads and fancies into the Nursery, forcing their growing children to endure their parents latest 'craze'.
I want my husband to eat more nuts. I am slightly obsessed with his diet, though sssh, he's not aware of this. I haven't verbalised this concern about what he eats. And it's not as if he eats badly. He doesn't at all! It's just that he's older than me...
Earth Day has to be about more than just turning off lights. We need to reflect seriously on the impact that our individual choices are having on the planet and its inhabitants and start to make better ones.
In balance to my oestrogen-fuelled argument, there are the crusaders to dinning equality which should be celebrated. The Belmond group seem to have tackled the problem with one simple question, "Who would like to try the wine?" ...Oh how simple the key to dining equality needs to be!
Salmon trout is such a delicious fish and cooked this simple way the fish will remain juicy and you will get the best flavour and texture. The chilli mint sauce with the courgette fritti is a great combination and very simple to prepare. The fresher the courgettes the crispier your fritti will be. Have a great week!
Whoever first thought this up deserves culinary canonisation. Instead of going to all the trouble of making puff pastry vol-au-vents or shortcrust shells, just buy the sort of white sliced loaf that would, I'm sure, never normally sully your lips.
Why do we all still get sucked in? Obviously, it's the idea of a quick-fix - the easy win. Except fad diets are never easy, quick or happy-making. They're angst-ridden, nerve-shattering and daily lessons in dealing with your own lack of self control.
Monday morning and here I am reaching my hand to a bowl full of my favourite granola. But wait, I have just downloaded this new app on my phone that helps me make healthier food choices by comparing the food labels of the foods I choose, versus alternatives with lower fat, saturated fat and salt content
I thought the sauce looked suspiciously glutenous so I asked him to check again with the chef. He returned and asked, "How allergic ARE you?" I looked at him and declared, a little poker faced white lie, "I will start vomiting profusely in the middle of your restaurant" at which point he admitted, "Yes, it's got flour in it". Sometimes you have to push to get the answers you need.
Aggi is from Iceland, by the way, cooks in red trousers, has a fruity smile and looks just like Anders Behring Breivik. Which, when mixed with the fact that he shares a name with one of Britain's celebrity cleaning ladies, is an alarming combination. Still one should judge a plate of food not by the chef's trousers...
The tomatoes will add lots of flavour but will also keep the fish juicy and their sweetness and acidity will complement the fish. Do not squeeze lemon on the fish though - it will clash with the tomatoes.
Recently we experimented with going gluten-free for a month. The good news is that really it wasn't as difficult as you'd think. By approaching it from a 'let's focus on what we can eat' mindset, there are so many clever options that don't include gluten or rely on expensive commercial 'gluten-free' substitutes.